Employees evacuate state lab in Lincoln after explosive solution leaks from beaker
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Employees at a state lab in Lincoln spent time out of the office Monday after an explosive solution leaked from a beaker.
Lincoln Fire & Rescue was called to the Public Health & Environmental Lab just north of 14th Street and Nebraska Highway 2 on a report of a hazardous material spill.
LFR spokeswoman Nancy Crist said a possibly explosive solution spilled out of a beaker, causing employees to be evacuated from the building.
Crews were sent inside the lab to “eliminate” possible ignition sources, Crist said.
They then placed the beaker, which still contained some of the material, in a safe place so it could stabilize.
The spill was not a threat to the community, according to Crist.